|Students study under the lights at Tian’anmen Square in Beijing, 1981, four years after the restoration of the National College Entrance Exam in 1977. Also restored was the respect for knowledge and intellectuals, crushed during the Cultural Revolution. (Liu Xiangcheng)|
The year 2013 marks the 35th anniversary of the Third Plenary Session of the 11th CPC Central Committee in 1978, when the epoch-making “Reform and Opening Up” policy was initiated. The policy has transformed the outlook of China in many profound ways, lifting its economy and international status, as well as changing the life of each and every Chinese national. Here are some of the captured moments we’ve picked to give you a hint of what has happened over the last 35 years.